Don Engel, Ph.D.

I work at UMBC and am a lifelong Baltimorean.

As an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, I teach and supervise students in our BS, MS, and PhD programs. I conduct research in AI/ML and VR/Viz, with particular interest in computer science advances which enable discoveries in the natural sciences.

As Director of the Center for Space Sciences and Technology, I serve as PI on over $12 million per year in NASA-sponsored research, leading over sixty UMBC faculty members mostly based at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

As Associate Vice President for Research Development, I support the UMBC community's research, scholarly, and creative activities, including our recent attainment of the top "R1" designation.

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